Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Broccoli with Bacon and Almonds

Serves: 4-6


3 1/2 ounce (100 g) packet slivered almonds
3 rashers bacon, chopped
1 ounce (30 g) butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 sticks celery, chopped
3 spring onions (shallots), chopped
1 pound (500 g) broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup sherry
1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons fruit chutney

Microwave Method:

1. Place almonds in a small dish. Cook for 2-2 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring once. Cool.
2. Cook bacon in a small dish for 3-4 minutes on HIGH, put to one side.
3. Heat butter in a large bowl for 1 minute on HIGH.
4. Add garlic, celery and spring onions. Cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes on HIGH.
5. Add broccoli. Cook, covered, 5-6 minutes on HIGH.
6. Stir in combined sherry, teriyaki sauce and chutney. Mix well. Add bacon and almonds. Cook a further 2-3 minutes on HIGH.
7. Stir well before serving.

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